124. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

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7.7 Brilliantly fun
  • Acting 7.7
  • Directing 7.5
  • Story 7.8
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Starring: Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman

Director: Garth Jennings

Running Time: 109 mins


The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is a British film based on the classic book by Douglas Adams, about a man who is saved from the demolition of Earth by his alien friend, and then sets about travelling around the universe to explore.

This story is absolutely fantastic! I haven’t read the original book, but I want to now, because it was just brilliantly written, and although it just seemed like Doctor Who, it was much funnier and more farcical, which made it a whole lot more entertaining to watch.

Martin Freeman is fantastic in these sorts of films, as the naïve and helpless character, and he did just that here. Alan Rickman was also brilliant as the sadistic robot, Marvin; his voice seemed to be perfectly downbeat and depressed enough to convincingly portray this man.

I also loved it when the classic line of “42” being the meaning of life turned up, and how all the people of the planet went nuts over the fact that it made absolutely no sense!

Overall, I’ll give this 7.7 because it was fantastically enjoyable to watch, with great humour and absolutely ridiculous ideas that were OUT OF THIS WORLD! (Get it?)

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